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As I Reach Home On A Rainy Morning
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As I Reach Home On A Rainy Morning
The warmth of my home felt on a rainy morning.
I feel that pen and paper are the most powerful medium of expression and emotion.
"A pen can draw a face ... It can draw the mind as well..."
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As I Reach Home On A Rainy Morning
The Gods own country calls me back.
My mind travels in waves of colours
as I swim through the music of my younger days.
I remember them , when I was free, my lips were pregnant
with beaming smiles , and my legs carried me wherever
they wanted me to go , as I moved a free soul , on the soil I was born on.
Festivals, ponds, backwaters and cultures,
a cornucopia of traditions blanketed my land like a gleaming foil,
that even the Gods from the sky would have been surprised to see a shining star on the ground.
As I enter the land, the smell of earth wakes me up , the rain had scented the land .
The cool breeze embraces the trees, as they wave me welcome to my home.
Shining diamonds crowning the grasses, grazing goats in the lush green meadows
look up to see me back home.
Shining faces of children dressed in white and blue, smiling and talking all the way to school waved at me as I moved along into the depth of my homeland.
The paddy fields shone a fluorescent green as the morning sun lighted up in full glory,
a sight for the eyes, as I turned aside to enjoy the scenery.
The temples on the way were fresh as ever , ‘nanthiarvattoms’ bordering them all around,
Fresher were the young women who plucked one or two of them, and adorned their hair,
well groomed after their early bath.
I passed a few small hotels, they offered me appam and puttu , and a cup of fresh bru coffee to wash them down, and then I moved along , closer to my home.
As time went on, so did the change come in, the fields and temples had disappeared,
replaced by a range of shops and offices.
And then came the Alwaye bridge, I felt I was almost there.
The water in the periyar deep and full, just like a beautiful lady,
as I was enthralled in the view of the Sun lighting up the river and giving me a better view.
Soon I reached home, but the journey shall linger,
I have reached home long back …I felt a heartbeat telling my heart.
I closed my eyes , a second or more, and wished I could be here for more.
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"It is easy to see that you've placed a lot of effort into the piece. Deep and moving, the reader has to be patient [as I am] to get the full feeling of your poem. You fill each line with waves of emotion. I'm of the opinion that it wont be appreciated by the good people within this forum. There loss. well done." -- Ulysses Hero, England.
"I can relate to your experience and feelings..."Gods Own Country" is heaven on earth. " -- Vineetha Menon, Dubai, U.A.E.
"Hi, you have a beautiful way with words, it is so visual,I have very quickly become your fan. I hope the others will take the time to read your work, congratulations.D" -- Diana Venditti.
"Whatis Ramkumar doing with computers? He should be a poet; a writer. Keep your job; but don't give up writing. Beautiful experience of Motherland. I am with you." -- Soudamini Nath, Murrieta, CA, USA.
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